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Coronavirus round-up: Tuesday 19th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest coronavirus numbers from THL New rules for restaurants, cafes and bars re-opening Researchers use dogs to sniff out coronavirus Amusement parks and zoos set to open in...

New rules for restaurants, cafes and bars introduced from 1st June

Ministers have announced a new set of rules for restaurants, cafes and bars when they open on 1st June after an extended coronavirus lockdown. Speaking in Helsinki, Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) outlined the plan that...

Finnish researchers look to dogs to sniff out coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Helsinki are investigating whether dogs' sense of smell could be a faster and more accurate test for coronavirus. Scientists from the university's medical and veterinary science departments have joined forced to see if dogs can...

Signs of summer: Amusement parks and zoos set to re-open

Summer might be getting off to an enforced slow start for Finland's seasonal tourist attractions, but with lockdown restrictions easing at the beginning of June, some of the country's most popular destinations are getting back in business. Helsinki's Linnanmäki amusement...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 19th May 2020

Restaurant talks and Parliament vote Government ministers will meet this morning to discuss the final details of a financial aid package for restaurants, cafes and bars. The legislation had been drawn up by the government then went to parliament for...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 18th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest numbers on the virus in Finland Communities speak out on Finnair service cuts after crisis HUS investigates radiation therapy treatment for Covid-19 patients 67 patients and staff...

67 staff and patients infected, 12 coronavirus deaths at Helsinki hospital

A coronavirus cluster at Helsinki's Suursuo Hospital infected 67 patients and staff in four wards, and left 12 patients dead since the end of April. The first infections were detected in a convalescent ward at the north Helsinki hospital, and...

Porvoo software company urges government to be more cyber secure

A Porvoo software company is urging the government to take more care with cyber security, and perhaps switch even casual communications between ministers to a domestic platform instead of using a service owned by American tech giants. Hailer CEO Nico Larsen...

Communities speak out about Finnair flight cuts

Communities in Finland affected by Finnair's decision to axe summer flights are imploring the airline - and the government - to think again. Their reactions come the same day that Ryanair accuses a number of European airlines, including Finnair,...

Morning headlines: Monday 18th May 2020

Finnair cuts domestic routes - prompting terse response from minister Finnair says it won't be re-starting flights to a number of Finnish cities in the short term, prompting a terse response from Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni (Centre). The national airline...

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Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...